Lynden Sculpture Garden to Open Grounds to Free Social Distance Walking
The Lynden Sculpture Garden will be reopening its grounds for social distance walking on Monday, June 1, 2020. Hours will be 10 am-4 pm daily (closed Thursday). No admission will be charged at this time, but visitors are invited to become members. Visitors will be able to check in via app by scanning a QR code after entering the grounds. It is essential that we collect visitor information should contact tracing become necessary at some point in the future. The sculpture garden is located at 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Visitors will find Lynden’s new guidelines; a map to download and print at home (or access on your own device at the garden); and a link to virtual tours and family activities, here: https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/visit
“As a sculpture garden, we are fortunate to have a 40-acre space that accommodates social distancing,” observes Executive Director Polly Morris. “We take the responsibility of re-opening one of Milwaukee’s important arts and culture spaces during a public health crisis very seriously. We have been monitoring the situation carefully and will continue to follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities. Our primary concern has been and will continue to be the health and safety of visitors, staff, and the artists and volunteers who work at Lynden.”
In this early stage of reopening, the main building will remain closed and restroom facilities are not currently available. Interactive sculptures have been removed from the grounds or made inaccessible to visitors. All guided visits, group tours, social gatherings, and photography sessions are canceled until further notice. Visitors are asked to postpone their visit if they are sick or believe they may have been exposed to the virus. In conformity with the guidelines issued by the North Shore Health Department, admission will be limited to groups of 9 or less.
In order to ensure healthy social distancing throughout the grounds, all visitors are asked to observe the following rules.
• Observe social distancing—from fellow visitors and Lynden staff—at all times.
• Wear a mask.
• Don’t touch the sculpture.
Lynden reserves the right to limit entry if there are too many visitors on the grounds, and to enforce social distancing and group size guidelines. Morris adds: “This will only work if we all observe public health guidelines. At a time when people are seeking the solace and stimulation of art and nature, my hope is that we remain committed to taking care of each other and keeping this resource open to the public.”
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